Keys to the Past

Hethpool Bell Camp (Kirknewton)

These are the remains of an Iron Age settlement on Hethpool Camp. The enclosure stands on shelf on the hill and overlooks the entrance of the College Valley. A rock outcrop cuts the enclosure in half giving it two levels. An earth and stone bank and an internal ditch surround it. Although it has been suggested that this is an Iron Age hillfort, though this is far from certain. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1397
Historical period: Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):MEASURED SURVEY, A prehistoric enclosure on Hethpool Bell 2000; ENGLISH HERITAGE
FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirknewton


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